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1940 Detroit Tigers (MLB)

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Nickname:
W-L Record: 90-64 .584
Rank: 1st in American League
Run Differential: 888-716 + 172
Roster Continuity 80.78% 6/15
Manager(s): Del Baker
General Manager:
Location: Detroit, Michigan
Ballpark: Briggs Stadium
Attendance: 1,112,693 1/16
Playoffs: Lost World Series (Reds)
Top Draft Pick: All picks
Years Active:
Franchise Information

Coaching Staff

Assistant Coach: Bing Miller
Assistant Coach: Merv Shea
Assistant Coach: Red Kress
American League Standings
TeamWLWPctGBL
9064.584--
8965.5781.0
8866.5712.0
8272.5328.0
8272.5328.0
6787.43523.0
6490.41626.0
54100.35136.0
Batting Statistics
#PlayerPosAgeDiffGABRH2B3BHRRBISBCSBBSOHBPIBBSHSFGDPAVGOBPSLGOPSISOsecABabipK/BBAB/HRTBPA
21Barney McCoskyOF23   14358912320039194571396741138.340.408.491899.151.272.3600.61147.3289660
4Rudy York1B26   155588105186466331343289884412.316.410.583993.267.420.3280.9917.8343685
5Hank GreenbergOF29   148573129195508411506393751315.340.433.6701103.330.497.3370.8114.0384670
7Dick BartellSS32   13952876123243753122765351111.233.335.330665.097.259.2480.7075.4174620
2Charlie Gehringer2B37   1395151081613331081100101173109.313.428.447875.134.350.3090.1751.5230629
6Pinky Higgins3B31   1314807013024313764261313714.271.357.415772.144.275.2680.5136.9199551
1Birdie TebbettsC27   11137946112244446453514129.296.357.412769.116.206.2990.4094.8156417
9Pete FoxOF31   9335049101174548772130034.289.329.403732.114.174.3051.4370.0141374
20Bruce CampbellOF30   1032975684155844274528248.283.381.448829.165.300.2910.6237.1133348
8Billy SullivanC29   782203668144341203111232.309.399.450849.141.291.3160.3573.399256
27Earl AverillOF38   6411810334122000514013.280.309.381690.102.144.3042.8059.045124
12Bobo NewsomP32   361079235001600117044.215.222.262484.047.056.25617.00--28112
26Red Kress3B-SS33   3399132231111001012017.222.294.303597.081.182.2441.2099.030110
10Tommy BridgesP33   2968512200400323041.176.211.206417.029.074.2677.67--1475
14Schoolboy RoweP30   27677186111811513012.269.319.433752.164.239.3212.6067.02973
26,34Johnny GorsicaP25   2962612021700315011.194.231.306537.113.161.2395.0062.01966
33Dutch Meyer2B24   23581215300620410120.259.317.310627.052.155.3132.50--1865
3Frank CroucherSS25   37573600020045000.105.164.105269.000.070.1151.25--661
16Hal NewhouserP19   28403800020034040.200.256.200456.000.075.2221.33--847
23Tuck StainbackOF28   15404920010019122.225.262.275537.050.075.2909.00--1144
33Scat Metha2B-3B26   26376901030128010.243.282.297579.054.081.3104.00--1140
15Dizzy TroutP25   33314400040029001.129.182.129311.000.065.1824.50--433
18Fred HutchinsonP20   17301810020000000.267.267.300567.033.033.267----930
25Lynn NelsonP35   19234800130006000.348.348.478826.130.130.438--23.01123
19Al BentonP29   42170000000008040.000.000.0000.000.000.000----021
24Tom SeatsP29   26120100000002000.083.083.083166.000.000.100----112
17Cotton PippenP29   480000000002002.000.000.0000.000.000.000----08
28Archie McKainP29   2773100000024010.143.333.143476.000.286.3332.00--110
29Clay SmithP25   1470000000004000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
22Floyd GiebellP30   260000000000010.000.000.0000.000.000.000----07
17Pat MullinOF22   440000000000000.000.000.0000.000.000.000----04
-Frank Secory27   110000000001000.000.000.0000.000.000-----01
Batting Totals17765418888154931265134829663966455424077115.286.364.442806.156.283.2990.8340.423936159
Pitching Statistics
#PlayerAgeDiffWLERAGGSCGSHOGFSVIPHRERHRBBSOWPBKHBWHIPH9HR9BB9SO9K/BB
12Bobo Newsom32   2152.83363420310264.023511083191001642201.278.010.653.415.591.64
10Tommy Bridges33   1293.36292812210197.2171897411881335001.317.770.504.006.051.51
14Schoolboy Rowe30   1633.46272311140169.017068651543612001.269.050.802.293.251.42
26,34Johnny Gorsica25   774.3329205220160.017085771057682101.429.560.563.213.831.19
16Hal Newhouser19   994.8728207030133.114981721276891101.6910.080.815.146.021.17
15Dizzy Trout25   374.4633101062100.21256050454643001.7711.140.364.815.701.19
19Al Benton29   6104.4442000351779.1934439536502001.6310.590.574.105.701.39
18Fred Hutchinson20   375.681710106076.0855248626320101.4610.070.713.083.791.23
24Tom Seats29   224.662620010155.2674329421252001.5710.770.643.384.021.19
28Archie McKain29   502.822700017351.0481816225241001.438.470.354.414.240.96
29Clay Smith25   115.14141005028.1321816313142001.6110.290.964.184.501.08
17Cotton Pippen29   126.8643000021.129161631091001.8612.431.294.293.860.90
22Floyd Giebell30   201.0022210018.0142224111001.007.001.002.005.502.75
25Lynn Nelson35   1110.9362004014.02319175970002.2914.793.215.794.500.78
11Bud Thomas29   019.003000204.08541300002.7518.002.256.750.000.00
22Dick Conger19   103.002000003.02110310001.676.000.009.003.000.33
-Bob Uhl26   00-1000000450020100------
Batting Totals90643.9932615559996231375142571660910257075225501.459.330.673.734.921.32
Fielding Statistics
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Birdie TebbettsC107572891710.9750.00
Billy SullivanC572922984.9760.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Rudy York1B155139010715101.9900.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Charlie Gehringer2B1382763741972.9720.00
Dutch Meyer2B21284436.9600.00
Scat Metha2B1091513.9600.00
Frank Croucher2B742011.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Pinky Higgins3B1291332392916.9280.00
Red Kress3B17204151.9240.00
Scat Metha3B611210.9290.00
Billy Sullivan3B641421.9000.00
Frank Croucher3B12120.6000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Dick BartellSS1392953943474.9530.00
Frank CroucherSS26172732.9360.00
Red KressSS12253335.9510.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Hank GreenbergOF14829814151.9540.00
Barney McCoskyOF141349762.9830.00
Pete FoxOF85169660.9670.00
Bruce CampbellOF74133660.9590.00
Earl AverillOF2223210.9620.00
Tuck StainbackOF926410.9680.00
Pat MullinOF10000.0000.00
PlayerPosGInnPOAEDPFpctRF
Al BentonP427951131.8421.82
Bobo NewsomP3626433233.9211.19
Dizzy TroutP3310052521.9372.69
Tommy BridgesP2919743020.9441.55
Johnny GorsicaP29160155342.9443.83
Hal NewhouserP2813353110.9732.43
Archie McKainP2751216001.0003.18
Schoolboy RoweP271691028021.0002.02
Tom SeatsP2655411001.0002.45
Fred HutchinsonP177621621.9002.13
Clay SmithP1428110001.0003.52
Lynn NelsonP61403001.0001.93
Cotton PippenP42124001.0002.56
Bud ThomasP3404001.0009.00
Dick CongerP230000.0000.00
Floyd GiebellP21822001.0002.00
Bob UhlP100000.0000.00


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